Neil Marek (website|email) - guitars
Chris Bruzzi (website|email|links) - vocals, keyboards, lyrics
Mike Tichy (website) - bass, vocals
Kevin McDonald (website) - horn arrangements, vocals
featuring the Cuscamaphones
Jon Bruzzi (website) - alto sax
Joe Horwath (website) - trumpet
Pat Colleran (website) - bari sax
Kevin McDonald (website) - trombone
Who is Cuscus?
We grew up and still live in Northern New Jersey. I don't know if this has
influenced our music style at all, but it has caused all sorts of psychological
problems. For instance, when Neil isn't pretending to be a lifeguard, he thinks
he is a pair of pants. Coincidentally, Chris is always forgetting his pants.
The band has been writing music together for about nine years, but we have known
each other since the first grade. Take a look at us now, Mrs. Sheridan!
What is a cuscus?
The cuscus is actually a marsupial found in Austrialia (see photo). It is thought to be
the laziest animal alive. The only time it exerts any energy is when you
mess with his family or bother him while he is trying to eat.
We feel a special kinship with this unique animal. Unlike the cuscus, we at
least think we can play instruments, while the cuscus has learned
to accept the fact that it can't.
Cuscus would be nowhere without the extrodinary talent of Mike Tichy and Kevin McDonald.
Mike is amazing on bass and vocals. Kevin does all the horn arrangements as well as an
incredible job on vocals.
Many additional thanks go to our great (not late) drummers Mike Catapano and Wayne Marek.
Last but not least, we are grateful to the Cuscamaphones Jon Bruzzi, Joe Horwath,
Pat Colleran, and Kevin McDonald (again).
Copyright © 1997-2013 by
Christopher Bruzzi and Neil Marek